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Meet The Team

Deborah Rush
Medical Director

I am a wellness oriented provider; I do not view my clients as ill but rather as unique. I believe in the recovery model rather than the medical model; this focuses on being the best you can be rather than focusing on a "cure" for illness. I believe in the least amount of medication, for the shortest amount of time to maintain the highest quality of life. The patient is at the center of their plan and treatment must be collaborative between patent and provider. I am here to make a difference.

Cathy is a clinician and Clinical Director  at Renewed Hope Counseling and Wellness with 20 years of clinical experience working in the community.  She received both  her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in  Social Work from Boise State University (Go Broncos!).  Her specialized training as an MSW gives her the clinical expertise to work across the lifespan with adults, children and their families experiencing a variety of mental health, developmental, and transitional issues. Cathy believes in the importance of collaborating with clients to help empower them to achieve their goals, and is passionate about the power therapy can provide to improve the lives of others.

She utilizes a variety of clinical perspectives that are tailored to each client’s individual needs.  Some of the frameworks that are frequently used include: EMDR, EFT Tapping, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness Based practice. Cathy is currently working with adults and children in the following areas of practice: anxiety, depressions, mood disorders, grief and trauma.


In her free time, Cathy enjoys spending time in the Idaho mountains going fishing, camping and stargazing. She also enjoys spending time with family, especially her six grandchildren!

Cathy Kraus
Clinical Director

Janet Gilbreath is a psychiatric nurse practitioner as well as a family nurse practitioner. She relocated to Idaho from the Chicago area in 2020  She has worked in the nursing field for over 30 years and is passionate about caring for people. Janet received her education in Chicago Illinois at Rush University where she obtained her doctorate in nursing practice as well as an MBA from University of Illinois.  Janet enjoys horses, her dogs and family as well as painting the beautiful landscapes of Idaho.

Janet Gilbreath

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Lynnette Khandaker, NP

White Buttercups
Lisa Hettenhausen

I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1995. I have a background in the addiction and recovery field (10 years). I currently work with individuals, children, and families. I often address depression, anxiety, and unhealthy expression of emotions. The modalities of treatment I most often use are Dr. Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Behavioral, Dr. Murrey Bowen’s Family Systems theory, and Dr. Irvin Yalom’s Group Therapy model. I have extensive experience implementing group therapy and am currently facilitating a weekly Women’s Process Group and a weekly Co-Ed. Stress Management group.

     In my free time, I enjoy spending time in the mountains and watching independent movies. I consider it a privilege to assist others in practicing good self-care that contributes to their mental and physical well-being.

Gisela Woggon

Gisela Woggon has been a licensed therapist for over 30 years.  She was the director of rehabilitation services for 5 years in California for the Salvation Army.  At age 37, she decided to go back to school and has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology.  She had her own office when she lived in California.  She was, for a few years,  the director of rehabilitation services in Carpinteria, California for the Salvation Army.  She has also had special training in couples and family counseling.  In her spare time she prefers to garden, to hike, to read and to sing.  She did officially retire a bunch of years ago and takes more days off than she is in the office.  She calls that 'good self care'  as do her cats.  But, Gisela says that her work is  what she is meant to do.    

Clarence Stevens, 
Case Manager/CBRS

My name is Clarence, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and recently completed my Master's in Mental Health Counseling. I'm currently a Case Manager/CBRS Worker at Renewed Hope. I love my job and I have a passion for assisting people. My interests are reading, hunting, fishing and watching sports from football to baseball. I enjoy movies of all kinds but preference are thrillers.

Melissa Sharrah

 I received my bachelors in Social Work (BSW) from Boise State University in 2000. I went on to get a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Eastern Washington University in the Advanced Standing Program in 2001. I currently have a clinical social work license in the State of Idaho (LCSW).  The majority of my career has been working with Adolescents and Adults around the issues of anxiety, depression, counseling related to chronic pain/ illness, and Trauma therapy. I have 2 little girls at home and a rescue terrier named Pearl; that occupy most of my time outside the office. I love animals, write poetry,and am learning to play the ukulele. I like to use most creative arts in therapy. I love working with all kinds of people on reaching their goals and living their best life.

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Elizabeth Stockwell, 

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Jennifer Padilla, LPC

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Kristi Skeem, LPC

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Ryanna, MA
Front Desk Coordinator 

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Chylzee, MA
Front Desk Coordinator 


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